What You Should Know before Attending Training Class
All classes must be paid for in advance to hold your spot and are non-refundable.
We train with positive reinforcement with praise and treats, therefore not feeding the dog 4 to 6 hours before class will help.
Treats need to be soft and pliable with a lot of odor. When the dog is playing with a toy, walk over and wave a treat in front of its nose without saying anything. If the dog leaves the toy, it is a good indication this will work in training class.
A buckle or snap collar, or gentle leader collar with a six-foot leash is all you need for equipment.
Bring the family! Whoever is not working with the dog at the moment can watch and learn from the sidelines. We prefer only one handler work with the dog per class.
Please click on the link below to view all of training class requirements.
Five basic rewards in dog training
- Verbal Praise (Good Dog)
- Physical Praise (Petting)
- A Smile (Dogs Communicate by Facial Expressions)
- Free Time
Registration for Our Classes
Vaccinations and Payment
For our classes, we do require all dogs have up to date Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccines. We need to see proof of these before the first day of class. You can bring them in any time before classes start or you can have your vet fax them to us.
We also require prepayment for the class before the first day of class. Prepayment puts your name on the class roster and holds your spot in the class - without prepayment, there is no guarantee that there will be room for you in the class and your name does not go onto the class roster.
We do need to get some information about you and your dog for our computer system so we do need you to contact us in some way before the first night of class to get you set up with an account and get your payment and vaccines taken care of. If you or your pet has never been here before, you will have to register you and your dog online. Register Here!
Basic Obedience and Puppy Socialization are done on the same evening and you may take both classes for a discounted price. Please download and prepare for your classes here: Training Class Instructions
We look forward to working with you and your dog. Please give us a call to see when the next class starts!